Paul D. Allison
University of Pennsylvania
114Publications
42H-index
21.1kCitations
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Published on Apr 27, 2019in Applied Economics 0.75
Paul D. Allison42
Estimated H-index: 42
(University of Pennsylvania),
Richard Williams17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Notre Dame)
The Arellano and Bond (1991) estimator is widely-used among applied researchers when estimating dynamic panels with fixed effects and predetermined regressors. This estimator might behave poorly in finite samples when the cross-section dimension of the data is small (i.e. small N), especially if the variables under analysis are persistent over time. This paper discusses a maximum likelihood estimator that is asymptotically equivalent to Arellano and Bond (1991) but presents better finite sample ...
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Jordan Beardslee2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Arizona State University),
Edward P. Mulvey44
Estimated H-index: 44
(University of Pittsburgh)
+ 3 AuthorsDustin A. Pardini44
Estimated H-index: 44
(Arizona State University)
Objective Although studies have found that youth exposed to violence are more likely to carry guns than non-exposed youth, this association could be due to common causal factors or other pre-existing differences between individuals. In this study, within-individual change models were used to determine whether juvenile offenders exhibit an increased propensity to carry a firearm after being exposed to gun violence and/or non-gun violence. The advantage of this approach is all time-invariant facto...
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Published on Jun 1, 2018in Stata Journal 2.16
Richard Williams17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Notre Dame),
Paul D. Allison42
Estimated H-index: 42
(University of Pennsylvania)
Panel data make it possible both to control for unobserved confounders and to include lagged, endogenous regressors. However, trying to do both simultaneously leads to serious estimation difficulties. In the econometric literature, these problems have been addressed by using lagged instrumental variables together with the generalized method of moments, while in sociology the same problems have been dealt with using maximum likelihood estimation and structural equation modeling. While both approa...
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Published on Oct 1, 2016in Journal of Marriage and Family 2.80
Paula England43
Estimated H-index: 43
(New York University),
Paul D. Allison42
Estimated H-index: 42
(University of Pennsylvania),
Liana C. Sayer14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of Maryland, College Park)
The authors assessed how the relative age of spouses affects whether men or women initiate a divorce, using data from the National Survey of Families and Households. Ex-spouses' reports of who left generally agreed, but not always, so the analysis used a latent class model embedded in an event-history model with competing risks that the woman leaves the man or the man leaves the woman. Support was not found for the hypothesis that age heterogamy itself increases the odds of divorce: Even large a...
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Published on Jan 1, 2016in Epidemiology 4.99
Douglas J. Wiebe22
Estimated H-index: 22
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Therese S. Richmond22
Estimated H-index: 22
+ 4 AuthorsCharles C. Branas30
Estimated H-index: 30
BACKGROUND: We collected detailed activity paths of urban youth to investigate the dynamic interplay between their lived experiences,time spent in different environments,and risk of violent assault. METHODS: We mapped activity pathsof10-24 year-olds, including 143 assault patients shot with a firearm, 206 assault patients injured with other types of weapons, and 283 community controls, creating a step-by-step mapped record of how, when, where, and with whom they spent time over a full day from w...
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Published on Nov 17, 2016in Statistical Software Components
Richard Williams17
Estimated H-index: 17
,
Paul D. Allison42
Estimated H-index: 42
Panel data make it possible both to control for unobserved confounders and to include lagged, endogenous regressors. Trying to do both at the same time, however, leads to serious estimation difficulties. In the econometric literature, these problems have been solved by using lagged instrumental variables together with the generalized method of moments (GMM). In Stata, commands such as xtabond and xtdpdsys have been used for these models. xtdpdml addresses the same problems via maximum likelihood...
Published on Mar 1, 2016in Arthritis Care and Research 4.15
E. Alemao6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Bristol-Myers Squibb),
S. Joo2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Bristol-Myers Squibb)
+ 7 AuthorsMichael E. Weinblatt77
Estimated H-index: 77
(Brigham and Women's Hospital)
Objective To evaluate associations between achieving guideline-recommended targets of disease activity, defined by the Disease Activity Score in 28 joints using C-reactive protein level (DAS28-CRP) <2.6, the Simplified Disease Activity Index (SDAI) ≤3.3, or the Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) ≤2.8, and other health outcomes in a longitudinal observational study. Methods Other defined thresholds included low disease activity (LDA), moderate (MDA), or severe disease activity (SDA). To contr...
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Published on Aug 1, 2015in Arthritis Care and Research 4.15
E. Alemao6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Bristol-Myers Squibb),
S. Joo2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Bristol-Myers Squibb)
+ 7 AuthorsMichael E. Weinblatt77
Estimated H-index: 77
(Brigham and Women's Hospital)
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Published on Apr 1, 2014in American Sociological Review 5.06
Gino Cattani12
Estimated H-index: 12
(York University),
Simone Ferriani11
Estimated H-index: 11
(City University London),
Paul D. Allison42
Estimated H-index: 42
Building on recent research emphasizing how legitimacy depends on consensus among audiences about candidates’ characteristics and activities, we examine the relationship between cultural producers’ (candidates) position in the social structure and the consecration of their creative work by relevant audiences. We argue that the outcome of this process of evaluation in any cultural field, whether in art or science, is a function of (1) candidates’ embeddedness within the field, and (2) the type of...
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Published on Apr 1, 2014in Security Journal 0.61
Douglas J. Wiebe22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Pennsylvania),
Therese S. Richmond22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Pennsylvania)
+ 3 AuthorsCharles C. Branas30
Estimated H-index: 30
(University of Pennsylvania)
We investigated children’s perceived safety from assault risk while in different transportation modes. Children 10–18 years old were interviewed in Philadelphia, PA, USA, using a Geographic Information System (GIS) interface, reporting how safe they felt using a 10-point item (1=very unsafe, 10=very safe) during recent daily activities. Results show that among 153 subjects, 75.8 per cent felt less than very safe (that is, 8, for example, was 0.84 while in a car and 0.84 on a bus, but 0.66 on foo...
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